As struggles against austerity spread from Wisconsin to Indiana to Ohio and elsewhere, it is crucial to recognize and understand the failures of past. The working class response to the New York fiscal crisis of 1975 provides some important lessons on how to combat austerity measures.
New York '75 and Wisconsin '11: The Lessons of Austerity
This pamphlet is about the Glasgow bus strike of April 1964. It tries to draw some lessons which may be of value to other busmen and perhaps even to other sections of workers. When union officials openly scab on their members as they did in Glasgow, far-sighted workers should ask themselves why.
Solidarity Pamphlet No.17
A report of a wildcat strike at Honda in Gurgaon, India in December 2010.
On 17th of December 2010 a security personnel at Honda factory misbehaved with a temporary worker. In response temporary workers – not represented by the union – went on a wildcat strike, which brought production to a halt. The temporary workers raised demands concerning their precarious work-contract.
Article on the 1978 postal wildcat strike, in which Dave Cline was a key leader, based on a far more extensive paper, scholar Michael Braun has written in preparation for doing a doctoral dissertation and publishing a book on this important working class battle.
In 1974, Dave Cline went to work for the United States Postal Service at their New Jersey Bulk and Foreign Mail Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, right across the river from NYC. The Bulk, as it was called, was not your mythical sleepy neighborhood post office with a single postal employee slowly sorting the mail.
The bosses lock in workers to prevent news of strike going public.
On Nov. 26, about 100 workers on the site of the Euro2012 Stadium construction site in Lvov went on strike. The workers, who are employed by a firm called Comfortbud, haven't been paid for three months.
A number of Canada Post employees in Winnipeg walked off the job Monday to protest a change in the mail sorting procedure.
Canada Post's website says the corporation is undergoing a "postal transformation," with Winnipeg being the first location where new sorting equipment and delivery methods are being rolled out before the changes are implemented across the country.
Article on a wildcat strike at a Firestone tire plant in Des Moines and the union's efforts to get the workers back to work. Appeared in Free Flowing (April 1974)
The suspension of eleven workers for "disciplinary reasons" led to a ten-day wildcat strike by 2400 workers at the Des Moines Firestone Works recently. And although the walkout ended March 18, there is still considerable dissatisfaction at the plant, according to United Rubber Workers Local 310 President Larry Russell.
A general overview and analysis of developments in the garment worker struggles we have been covering for the past few years.
The class struggle in Bangladesh is fought at a consistently high level and concentrated in the ready made garment (RMG) sector, the country's dominant industry(1). Mainly unmediated by trade unions, struggles frequently assume an explosive character. In Part 1 we give some idea of the content and extent of these struggles - followed in Part 2 by some historical background.
Flying pickets have hit the Port of New York and New Jersey as Philadelphia longshore workers spread the dispute north. The following two stories cover the struggle of the workers who are defying a court injunction to respect the pickets.
28th September 2010 - All cargo terminals were closed at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday, due to a strike by members of the International Longshoremen's Association union, a spokesman said.
"It's a picket line put up by the ILA, and port workers are not crossing the line," said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority New York and New Jersey.